Where we LIVE and LOVE to dance.

Westside Dance Academy is dedicated to the education of all our dancers. Our curriculum is skill-based to carry a student from beginner to advanced, with the proper building blocks to ensure their strength as a dancer. Our dance program embraces the recreational dancer, the competition dancer and the pre-professional.

Our Story

Westside Dance Academy has been at its current location since 2003. It originated in Johnston, Iowa in 1981 and moved to Waukee in 1990. It is a studio that values the individual dancer and provides a high quality dance education in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and musical theater. We have an excellent competition team of dancers who grow their talent and deepen their friendships as they work together to become their best.

Westside Dance Academy is proud of its outstanding faculty, of the students, and of the learning and laughter that is found in the classes. WDA runs 7 days a week August-May and operates on a modified schedule during June and July. The passion our students feel toward dance leads them to further their dance education at colleges, to become dance teachers, to dance professionally, or to use their dance background in their adult professions. WDA brings in the Joffrey Ballet Company, Flow 40, Hollywood Dance Shoots, and many professional dancers and choreographers to layer the students’ dance experience.

We believe that dance rejuvenates the spirit and can be enjoyed by everyone.

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